AFC is APCO’s spectrum management arm, providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies. With the most experienced staff and the largest network of volunteer experts, AFC is the only organization that provides full radio frequency management services for public safety agencies.
AFC Accepting 4.9 GHz Applications
FCC Lifts 4.9 GHz Licensing Freeze for Incumbents
On October 21, 2021, the FCC announced lifting of the 4.9 GHz licensing freeze for incumbent licensees via Public Notice. APCO can process your application at minimal cost.
AFC Accepting and Processing Vacated Spectrum and Expansion/Guard Band Applications
FCC Lifts 800 MHz Application Freeze in Mexican Border Region
On June 16, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice lifting the 800 MHz application freeze along the Mexican Border and announcing the availability of additional 800 MHz Vacated Spectrum relinquished by Sprint Nextel and Expansion/Guard Band channels. The FCC will begin accepting applications for these newly available channels starting on August 14, 2021 and AFC will begin processing and coordinating applications immediately.
AFC Accepting T-Band Applications
FCC Extends Incumbent Filing Deadline Again Until April 1, 2022
On January 19, 2021, the FCC issued a public notice indicating they will resume processing certain T-Band applications based on defined criteria and/or pre-coordination procedures. On June 21, 2021, the FCC issued a public notice to extend the incumbent filing deadline for an additional 180 days. On December 17, 2021, another public notice was issued further extending the deadline until April 1, 2022. AFC is accepting applications immediately.
Our professional full-time staff has experience in application preparation and processing, licensing, FCC Rules and Regulations, and the coordination process, and can provide you with full-service licensing preparation.
Get peace of mind when you have AFC review your license for compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations, ensure adherence to future FCC changes and provide support for time sensitive requirements.
As an FCC-certified coordinator, APCO AFC can help you apply for, or modify, the license required to operate a two-way radio system.
We have the tools to help you determine the specific availability of spectrum, analyze the potential for interference, locate an acceptable frequency, and face other engineering challenges.
APCO Offers frequency coordination, FC licensing, frequency protection, FAA studies and FCC tower registration and engineering services for microwave radio systems.
If you are a public safety licensee experiencing interference, submit a compliance request report to APCO, the FCC’s point of contact for interference below 512 MHz.